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My oil pan is banged up and rusty... not sure why.  Anyway, I was looking for a new one, but they are priced as if they are made of gold!  Seriously... $150 for a stock replacement?  $250 for a deep sump?

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Hah. look on ebay Australia and see what we get charged. 150 bucks is a deal compared to the money being asked for some importers. I bought a Boss 302 sump from Summit for decent money - slightly  more capacity, baffled and a pick up included. But I guess you have a Cleveland....

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16 hours ago, Cantedvalve said:

My oil pan is banged up and rusty... not sure why.  Anyway, I was looking for a new one, but they are priced as if they are made of gold!  Seriously... $150 for a stock replacement?  $250 for a deep sump?

I've been looking on ebay for a cheap one to modify. I've found most want almost the same money for a used one as new plus $30 or more in shipping. I have found a new one at a decent price including shipping. I don't really need one, I have 2, one on the engine and an oem version with a sump baffle.

Not sure about the quality & fit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Sump-Black-Oil-Pan-Stock-Capacity-Cleveland-1970-1982-Ford-351C-M-400/223076957692?hash=item33f06c3dfc:g:4xoAAOSwrVRbWhM1:rk:2:pf:0

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I think the main reason for high cost is limited suppliers.  There's not a huge demand, so hardly anyone makes one.  Also, it's a pretty dramatic stamping from sheetmetal, and to get that right with a perfect sealing edge around the pan is not necessarily easy.  It does seem like a ridiculous price, but hardly anyone has the capabilities to make them new.

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On 11/29/2018 at 12:20 PM, RogerC said:

I've been looking on ebay for a cheap one to modify. I've found most want almost the same money for a used one as new plus $30 or more in shipping. I have found a new one at a decent price including shipping. I don't really need one, I have 2, one on the engine and an oem version with a sump baffle.

I’ve been down the eBay route... it didn’t go well.  Was supposed to be a stock replacement, but wouldn’t even fit on the engine.

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On 11/28/2018 at 4:51 PM, Cantedvalve said:

My oil pan is banged up and rusty... not sure why.  Anyway, I was looking for a new one, but they are priced as if they are made of gold!  Seriously... $150 for a stock replacement?  $250 for a deep sump?

Do,you,Kant to make,it a aviad style T sump pan?

i make the kit to,c you nevertheless your pan

clean off the rust, cut off the bottom and weld on the kit.

 

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Yeah… you are gonna have to repeat that because I didn't understand the first two sentences.

From what I did understand... you make a kit to make it a T-sump?  Got pics or a website?

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On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 10:11 PM, smh00n said:

Hah. look on ebay Australia and see what we get charged. 150 bucks is a deal compared to the money being asked for some importers. I bought a Boss 302 sump from Summit for decent money - slightly  more capacity, baffled and a pick up included. But I guess you have a Cleveland....

How can that be?  You guys have been living off the 351C for a lot longer than we have over here in the States.

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Well it would be more expensive without one, all that oil and burned up parts on the ground. 

Maybe it is like a divorce, expensive but worth it. Or so I have heard... Please excuse my it is time for my cough syrup. The big spoons are a tsp right?

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On 12/2/2018 at 7:21 AM, Cantedvalve said:

Yeah… you are gonna have to repeat that because I didn't understand the first two sentences.

From what I did understand... you make a kit to make it a T-sump?  Got pics or a website?

Sorry about that. Dam autocorrect 

i make a kit that you cut the bottom off your oilpan and make it an AVIAD racing style pan

perfect for pans that have damaged sumps 

basic kit is $69

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On 12/2/2018 at 7:21 AM, Cantedvalve said:

Yeah… you are gonna have to repeat that because I didn't understand the first two sentences.

From what I did understand... you make a kit to make it a T-sump?  Got pics or a website?

 

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On 12/3/2018 at 2:27 AM, Cantedvalve said:

How can that be?  You guys have been living off the 351C for a lot longer than we have over here in the States.

We stopped putting Windsors in Falcons in 1969. So heaps of Cleveland gear, not so much Windsor.

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